Andy Warhol, Sunset, 1972 FS II.88

Artist: Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987)
Title:Sunset, 1972 FS II.88
Reference:FS II.88
Series:Sunset 1972
Medium: Screenprint on paper
Sheet Size:34 x 34 in (86.4 x 86.4 cm)
Edition:Numbered from 40 portfolios containing 4 prints each in pencil on verso. There are a total of 632 unique prints, divided into 40 portfolios of 4, the remaining 472 were used by architects Johnson & Burgee for the Hotel Marquette, Minneapolis, Minnesota. In 1981, upon removal from the hotel, these prints were numbered 1/470-470/470, and two were marked HC.
Signature:This work is hand-signed by Andy Warhol (Pittsburgh, 1928 - New York, 1987) in pencil on verso.
Condition:This work is in excellent condition.
ID #w-7072

Historical Description

Andy Warhol’s Sunset, 1972 portfolios show off the artist's incredible skill in color theory. Warhol had an impressive eye for captivating color combos. Printing the same simple image of a small round sun sinking over the horizon over and over in hundreds of unique color palettes, Warhol really flexes his creative prowess.  His talent for creating visually interesting works in color stems from his early work in commercial design. The powerful colors in his Sunset portfolios makes these compositionally simple prints incredibly captivating. Moving away from naturalistic sunsets, Warhol lets his imagination run wild with unusual colors. Sunset, 1972 FS II.88 features a burning red sun melting into a pink horizon. The skies are bright pinks and reds fading into burnt orange. This is a warm and eye catching color combination.

Created in 1972, Andy Warhol Sunset, FS II.88 is a screenprint on paper. This work is hand-signed by Andy Warhol (Pittsburgh, 1928 - New York, 1987) in pencil on verso. Numbered from 40 portfolios containing 4 prints each in pencil on verso.

This screenprint is part of a series of Sunset prints Warhol created in 1972. He printed hundreds of different versions with unique color combinations. Three other versions of this print are listed as Sunset FS II.85, Sunset FS II.86, and Sunset FS II.87. 

Catalogue Raisonné & COA:
Andy Warhol Sunset, 1972 FS II.88 is fully documented and referenced in the below catalogue raisonnés and texts (copies will be enclosed as added documentation with the invoices that will accompany the sale of the work).

1. Feldman, Frayda and Jörg Schellmann. Andy Warhol Prints: A Catalogue Raisonné 1962 – 1987, 4th Ed. New York: Distributed Art Publishers, Inc.: 2003. Listed and illustrated as catalogue raisonné no. II.88 on page 81.
2. A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany this artwork.

About the Framing:
Framed to museum-grade, conservation standards, Andy Warhol Sunset, 1972 FS II.88 is presented in a complementary moulding and finished with silk-wrapped mats and optical grade Plexiglas.